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The World Heritage Committee,1. Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, 2. Authorises the participation in the 30th session as observers of those representatives of the international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions having activities in the fields covered by the Convention, who have requested observer participation at the session and as listed in Section A of the Document ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/3A.Rev,2. Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document as amended.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
 The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/3B, 2. Decides that Item 15 (Execution of the Budget 2006-2007) be discussed after the discussion on Item 8 (Establishment of the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger);3. Adopts the timetable included in the above-mentioned Document, as amended.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/4 and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.04, 2. Takes note with satisfaction of the Report of the Rapporteur of its 29th session (Durban, 2005).
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/5, 2. Takes note with satisfaction of the Report of the Rapporteur of the 15th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention (UNESCO, 2005).
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/6,2. Takes note with appreciation of the work undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of its strategic objectives and requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre to frame his contributions to the preparation of the Draft Medium -Term Strategy 2008-2013 (34/C4) and Draft Programme and Budget 2008-2009 (34/C5) in pursuit of those objectives; 3. Further requests a management audit of the World Heritage Centre in order to facilitate the development of a strategic plan for reinforcing ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7.1,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.a adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Also recalling the submission in 2005 of four petitions by civil society and non-governmental organizations on the impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage properties, complemented by an additional petition in February 2006,4. Further recalling paragraph 44 of the Operational Guidelines,5. Thanks the Government of the United Kingdom for having funded the meeting of experts, which took place on the 16th and 17th of March 2006 at ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7.2, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.b, 3. Takes note of, and endorses the objectives of the Strategy for Reducing Risks from Disasters at World Heritage properties, and requests the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to work together, along with other UNESCO mechanisms, to prioritise the proposed actions contained in the Strategy; 4. Requests the World Heritage Centre to disseminate it widely through its web-site and other appropriate means; 5. Calls upon States Parties to the Convention and various ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15A.1 and 29 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Takes note of the interim report on the implementation of the emergency funding but regrets that the State Party has not submitted a progress report on the implementation of the recommendations of the 2001 UNESCO/IUCN mission to the property; 4. Further regrets that the requested monitoring mission has not yet taken place due to security concerns; 5. Recommends that the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.2 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for their commitment to the protection of Comoé National Park and for working with local communities to reduce illegal activities; 4. Notes with great concern that in the present situation the State Party continues to have control of and access to only one third of the Park; 5. Takes note of the outcomes and recommendations of the 2006 UNESCO/IUCN monitoring mission, in particular the fact that the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes with concern that the part of the property located in Côte d'Ivoire remains entirely under the control of rebel forces and that encroachment, deforestation, hunting, mining and that a lack of management capacity and resources continue to threaten the property in Guinea; 4. Urges the State Party of Guinea to review the existing protection status of the Reserve and to adopt legal and legislative instruments to ensure ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for having taken urgent measures to improve the state of conservation of the property and the in-situ conservation of the northern white rhino, in particular the conclusion of an agreement with African Parks Foundation for the management of the property; 4. Notes that the property still faces major threats, particularly as a result of armed insurgency in and around the Park; 5. Requests ICCN and APF, in ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Expresses its utmost concern over the continued reports of poaching involving members of the DRC armed forces and the increased number of armed clashes between Park guards and army soldiers involved in poaching, resulting in the death of two Park guards; 4. Urges the State Party to take urgent measures to stop poaching by soldiers of the DRC armed forces in the property and to take appropriate measures to punish members from the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party, in particular the Park authority ICCN and its conservation partners for the efforts to improve the state of conservation of the property and for submitting a report on the state of conservation of the property; 4. Urges the State Party to implement immediately the recommendations of the UNESCO monitoring mission which could constitute possible benchmarks in order to safeguard the outstanding universal ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party, in particular the Park authority ICCN and its conservation partners for the efforts to improve the state of conservation of the property; 4. Urges the State Party to implement immediately the following recommendations of the UNESCO monitoring mission which could constitute possible benchmarks in order to safeguard the outstanding universal value and integrity of the property, and in the interest of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Expresses its utmost concern over the continued serious threats to the values and integrity of the property, as identified during the May 2006 UNESCO monitoring mission to the property: these included extensive poaching of large mammals and in particular elephants, mining activities inside the property, documented to involve members of both the armed forces and police as well as certain traditional chiefs and dignitaries, as well ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15A.4 and 29 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Congratulates the State Party and in particular the Amhara Regional State Government for the considerable efforts made to improve the state of conservation and management of the Simien National Park (SMNP) and the substantial progress made towards meeting the benchmarks set by the Committee, in particular its efforts to revise the boundaries of the park through a ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.6 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005); 3. Regrets that the state of conservation report provided by the State Party does not respond to the specific findings and recommendations of the 2005 IUCN monitoring mission and does not provide information with regard to the benchmarks set by the Committee at its 29th session; 4. Commends the State Party and other partners, for the approval of the project for the "Co-management of Natural Resources in Aïr and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A.Add.Rev, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.7, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for its considerable efforts to improve the state of conservation of the property in line with the 2005 IUCN/UNESCO monitoring mission and for developing a 3 year action plan to achieve the benchmarks set by the Committee at its 29th session (Durban, 2005) with the support of partners and experts in a multi-stakeholder workshop; 4. Urges the State Party to formally approve the Action Plan ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30 COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7A.8 and 29 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 27th (UNESCO, 2003) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Thanks the State Party for hosting the IUCN/UNESCO monitoring mission to the property from 31 May to 2 June 2006; 4. Recognises that there has been considerable progress in recent years in the rehabilitation of the property, with improved water quality leading toward the restoration of vegetation critical to the functioning of the ecosystem, the gradual return of wintering ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party, local authorities, NGOs and the Bodo Territorial Council for the considerable efforts made to improve the state of conservation of the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary and to help meet the benchmarks set by the Committee, and for submitting an updated progress report; 4. Encourages the State Party and local authorities to fully implement all recommendations of the joint 2005 UNESCO/IUCN mission; 5. Requests the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15A.11 and 29 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Commends the State Party for the considerable efforts and huge investments made in the restoration and conservation of the Everglades National Park and for submitting an updated progress report; 4. Notes that the State Party is addressing with great effort the concern of the Committee about the quantity and quality of water entering the Park from the north and that ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15A.13 and 29 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Regrets that the report provided by the State Party, as requested by the Committee at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), was received by the World Heritage Centre on June 30th 2006, leaving little time for a thorough review; 4. Notes that the State Party has reported to the World Heritage Centre that it has fulfilled two of the target benchmarks set by the Committee for the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Congratulates the State Party for the efforts made concerning the establishment of a national cultural heritage law, the acquisition of a property title for the site, the delimitation of a buffer zone around the property, and for the management system of the site; 4. Encourages the State Party to pursue the implementation of the action plan and the work to eliminate threats to the structures; 5. Requests the State Party to ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Royal Palaces of Abomey
Country: Benin
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for the efforts made in 2005 to complete the property management plan and to continue to strengthen measures for the protection of the property; 4. Notes that the State Party's State of Conservation report submitted 30 January 2006, only briefly mentions the recently developed management plan, without defining corrective measures for implementation as the guiding instrument intended to ensure a long term ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.16, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Congratulates the State Party on the measures taken and the actions engaged to improve the protection of the site, notably in the institutional, legal and management fields; 4. Appreciates that the State Party has made strong commitments, including the establishment of an action plan with a strict calendar, for the completion of the work in progress and the implementation of longer-term projects; 5. Decides to remove Tipasa ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Tipasa
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.17 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Congratulates the State Party for its efforts in addressing the issue of the rising ground water table; 4. Urges the State Party to implement the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission of 2005: a) Carry out a rapid condition survey of all excavated remains and urgent conservation measures in order to provide protection to structures during the vibration and other forms of damage likely to result from ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.18 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes with great concern the present situation in Iraq and regrets the obstacle it represents in the implementation of safeguarding activities; 4. Encourages the State Party to establish, as early as possible, a site management coordination unit, which will be responsible for any action to be undertaken on the property; 5. Requests the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS to continue assisting the responsible Iraqi authorities in ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for the numerous efforts made to improve the state of conservation of the property, including efforts to reduce the numbers of violations of historic fabric occurring, to remove past violations and to support the production of traditional materials; 4. Notes with great concern that the main recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee at its 29th session, notably the completion of an urban ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.20, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for having halted the construction of the road and for the progress achieved for the strengthening of the base of the Minaret by masonry work and the geophysical survey of the site; 4. Reiterates its strong encouragement of the State Party to construct an alternative footbridge and a ford across the Hari River, in order to enable access of the villagers from the Bedam Valley to the Jam Valley, as well as ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Highly commends the State Party and the international community for their efforts and commitment to the safeguarding of this property; 4. Urges the State Party to enhance the awareness level of Outstanding Universal Value among stakeholders, along with capacity building; 5. Requests the World Heritage Centre to assist in the finalisation of the comprehensive site management plan by the State Party based on the Outstanding ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.22, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for the strong progress made towards the effective management of the property, as well as for the quality of the draft Integrated Management Plan (IMP); 4. Further commends the State Party for having suspended the work on the commercial complex-and-interpretation centre and for the decision to identify an alternate location for the complex; 5. Notes the progress in the preparation of urban building ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A 23, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party and the UNESCO Japan Funds-in-Trust project for the progress made to elaborate a comprehensive management plan for the existing World Heritage property; 4. Urges the State Party to accelerate its efforts to clearly redefine the World Heritage protective zones which fully reflects the Outstanding Universal Value of Bam and its Cultural Landscape; 5. Requests the World Heritage Centre in cooperation with ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Bam and its Cultural Landscape
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Noting the updated information provided by the UNESCO mission in June 2006, 4. Commends the State Party for the co-ordinated efforts made, despite the difficult situation amidst political transformation, in improving the conservation of the property, progress made in redefining the property's boundaries, and recognizes the high quality of the participatory process for the establishment of the integrated management plan ; 5. ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes that considerable progress has been made in the preparation of the master plans for the Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens; 4. Congratulates the State Party on the positive change in the conservation framework created through the transfer of management of the property from Federal to Provincial authority; 5. Commends the State Party for all actions taken in the last year to advance the conservation of the property; 6. ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A.Add.Rev, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.26, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Welcomes the efforts made by the local and provincial authorities for the restoration of the irrigation systems of the rice terraces; 4. Notes with concern the findings and recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/IUCN monitoring mission (18 to 24 April 2006) that little progress has been made towards implementing the recommendations of the September 2001 and June 2005 missions, in particular that: a) A ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.28, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Encourages the State Party to continue to work in close collaboration with the World Heritage Centre, the Advisory Bodies, other stakeholders and the university networking for documentation through the UNESCO-Forum/Universities and Heritage, particularly in implementing activities outlined in the action plan; 4. Notes with great concern that little progress has been made towards implementing the recommendations of the Committee ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Country: Azerbaijan
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.29, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for progress made with the definition of the buffer zone and requests that the right bank of the river (Deutz side) be also included into the buffer zone of the property;4. Requests the State Party to submit the modifications to the boundaries in accordance with Chapter III.I of the Operational Guidelines by 1 February 2007;5. Notes with satisfaction that the high-rise building project was halted to protect ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Cologne Cathedral
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A,2. Recalling Decisions 29 COM 8B.51, 29 COM 8B.52, 29 COM 8C.1 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes with great concern that no further progress has been made in the implementation of the Master Plan and finding an alternate route for the proposed road A-16;4. Regrets that no significant structural reinforcement works have been made on the most damaged buildings and recommends that the State Party prepares an International Assistance request for the elaboration of an emergency action plan; 5. Urges ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.30, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party for the actions taken to protect and preserve the World Heritage site of Chan Chan Archaeological Zone, in particular the progress made with regard to reducing the water level at the property and the restoration of the buildings;4. Congratulates the State Party for the efforts made to solve the problem of the resettlement of the occupants and farmers away from the property;5. Requests the State Party to submit ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A,2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7B.102, 28 COM 15B.106 and 29 COM 7B.92 adopted at its 27th (UNESCO, 2003), 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions,3. Recalls article 11.4 of the Convention and paragraph 179 of the Operational Guidelines with regard to ascertained danger (including serious deterioration of materials, structures and town-planning coherence) and potential danger (lack of conservation policy); 4. Expresses its grave concern about the state of conservation of the property and the lack of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Coro and its Port
Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A.Add.Rev,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.31 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Further recalling 32 C/Resolution 39 of the General Conference of UNESCO and Decision 172EX.18 of the Executive Board of UNESCO, as well as the provisions of the four Geneva Conventions (1949), the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1954) and the related Protocols, and the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972), the inclusion of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add, 2. Notes with great concern the reports of ongoing and potential threats to the values and integrity of the property;3. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre a full copy of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of the proposed road upgrading project as well as the final report on the wildlife inventory that took place in May/June 2006;4. Also requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission to assess the state of conservation of the property, in ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.1, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Encourages the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) to act without delay on the measures planned to strictly regulate and control tourism in the Crater and move immigrants, NCAA and tourist lodge staff out of the property;4. Notes that the World Heritage Centre and IUCN have received a number of reports highlighting concerns on the state of conservation of the property; 5. Urges the State Party to consult widely, including with ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Notes that the State Party has not responded to the previous request for information about a number of threats to the property;3. Regrets that financial resources available from the income retention scheme from commercial hunting have decreased significantly in recent years and recommends that the State Party seek independent financial advice on the management of this income retention scheme to support conservation and management of the property;4. Requests the State Party to commission independent EIAs of all ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.2, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes with satisfaction the completion of the World Heritage Centre/IUCN monitoring mission to the World Heritage property;4. Notes with concern that the Management Plan is not yet officially in force; 5. Requests the State Party to undertake the necessary measures to:a) Publish without delay the Ministerial decree for the enforcement of the Management Plan of the property and initiate its implementation;b) Make necessary arrangements ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Commends the State Party, SANParks, CapeNature, C.A.P.E. and the Working for Water and Working on Fire programmes for their continued conservation and development efforts in and around the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas;3. Thanks the international donor community for its substantial support for the continued conservation and development efforts in and around the World Heritage property;4. Notes with great concern that the important efforts to manage invasive alien species and fire are currently severely ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005);3. Notes with thanks the general management plan and the map showing the precise surveyed and marked boundary of the World Heritage property submitted by the State Party;4. Commends the Uganda Wildlife Authority for ongoing work to improve the management and conservation of the property, notably through the implementation of a 10 year management plan, as well as its considerable efforts to support the sustainable development of appropriate ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Commends the State Party for the recent approval of the general management plan (2005 to 2015) for the property and the development of the ecological monitoring programme for the property under the UNESCO-IUCN-UNF Enhancing Our Heritage project;3. Urges the State Party to consult widely, including with IUCN and the World Heritage Centre, on the completion of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) relating to the proposed new lodge development at Bilila, and to carefully consider alternative options so that ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Serengeti National Park
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Notes with concern that the recommendations of the 2002 bi-lateral workshop have not been implemented;3. Regrets that the integrity of the World Heritage property remains threatened by uncontrolled urban development, pollution and unplanned tourism development;4. Urges both States Parties to urgently follow-up on the recommendations of the 2002 bi-lateral workshop and in particular the preparation and implementation of an effective joint management framework to address the ongoing threats; and requests the States ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
Country: Zambia Zimbabwe
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.5, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party and its partners for their efforts to protect the Banc d'Arguin National Park, including through the implementation of the Regional Marine and Coastal Conservation Programme for West Africa (PRCM);4. Congratulates the State Party for the 30th anniversary of the Banc d'Arguin National Park and the associated programme of events to raise awareness and support for the property and encourages international ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with concern that progress on reviewing the 2000 management plan and delineating boundaries remains very slow and that the State Party is yet to submit a revised boundary for the World Heritage property;4. Notes with concern recent reports indicating that the current management plan would conditionally permit mining activity (exploration and production of oil, gas and minerals) in all zones of the World Heritage property and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.7, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for its continued efforts to improve the management and conservation of the World Heritage serial property and encourages further efforts to develop strengthened legislative and policy frameworks; strategic tourism planning; participatory approaches and work with NGO partners; 4. Urges the State Party to provide sufficient funding for the management of the property at national, provincial and local ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 14B.5 and 29 COM 7B.9, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Notes with great concern the findings and recommendations of the joint IUCN-UNESCO monitoring mission (25 February to 5 March 2006), in particular that the property continues to be increasingly threatened by extensive agricultural encroachment, illegal logging, poaching, road construction and institutional and governance issues, and that an Emergency Action Plan requested at the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.8, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes that the 2005 monsoon rains have improved the water situation in Keoladeo National Park;4. Urges the State Party to implement long term solutions for the water problem of the park to ensure a sufficient water supply to the property even in years where the monsoon rains fail, and effectively deal with the problem of invasive species; 5. Calls upon the international donor community to provide further financial and technical support ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Keoladeo National Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.12, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes that there are ongoing significant threats to the values and integrity of the World Heritage property that requires a concerted effort and adequate resources to address;4. Notes with concern that the Strategic Plan has yet to be formally approved and implemented; 5. Urges the State Party to take urgent action for the establishment, staffing and funding of the park management authority, Balai Taman Nasional Lorentz;6. Requests the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Lorentz National Park
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Notes with concern the findings of the joint fact-finding mission of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, IUCN-Nepal and WWF-Nepal in relation to the development of the Kongde View Resort within the World Heritage property, the potential negative impacts of this development on the integrity of the property and the lack of adequate consultation;3. Urges the State Party to:a) Clarify the ownership of the site of the resort development;b) Carefully consider the social and environmental impacts ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Sagarmatha National Park
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes the positive achievements in the conservation and management of the property and particularly in controlling the illegal fishing activities at local level; 4. Urges the State Party to provide sufficient basic funding for the management of the property in order to avoid annual fluctuations caused by dependence on tourism income and project funding; 5. Encourages the State Party to enact the Tubbataha Protected Areas Bill ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7B.13 and 28 COM 15B.13, adopted at its 27th (Paris, 2003) and 28th (Suzhou, 2004) sessions respectively,3. Commends the State Party and Ha Long Bay Management Authority for their continued efforts in addressing key issues in and around the property and for submitting a detailed response to the concerns raised over the state of conservation of the property;4. Urges the State Party and the Ha Long Bay Management Authority to continue their efforts to relieve or resolve the economic ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ha Long Bay
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling its Decisions 28 COM 15B.22 and 29 COM 7B.19, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou 2004) and 29th (Durban 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Commends the State Party for the progress achieved in setting up a basic monitoring programme, its efforts to agree with the Government of Mongolia on acceptable pollution standards for the Selenga River, its efforts to modernize sewage treatment systems in the watershed, the preparation of a management plan for the property and preparatory work implemented to define the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add,2. Recalling Decisions 22 COM/A1 and 25 COMIII.120-121 adopted at its 22nd (Kyoto, 1998) and 25th (Helsinki, 2001) sessions respectively, 3. Notes with great concern that a pipeline project across the World Heritage property of the Golden Mountains of Altai is being considered;4. Regrets that the State Party did not provide any information in compliance with paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines; 5. Recalls its request at its 22nd session (Kyoto, 1998) to the State Party to start a co-operative process ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.20 and 29 COM 7B.15, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Notes with great concern that little progress has been made on implementing the recommendations of the joint 2004 World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission;4. Urges both States Parties to ensure that the management of the areas surrounding the World Heritage property does not adversely impact on the values and integrity of the property;5. Further urges both States Parties to clarify in ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Białowieża Forest
Country: Belarus Poland
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.16, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Requests the State Party to ensure that adverse impacts of the operation of the Cheviot mine on the integrity of the property are minimized and mitigated;4. Further requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre and IUCN informed of any important changes in the state of conservation of the property.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7B.16 and 28 COM 15B.24, adopted at its 27th (Paris, 2003) and 28th (Suzhou, 2004) sessions respectively,3. Notes with concern that the various mining, mineral, oil and gas exploration activities around the property could have major adverse cumulative impacts on the integrity of the property;4. Encourages the State Party of Canada to proceed with the expansion of Nahanni National Park to protect the entire South Nahanni watershed and the karstlands of the Ram Plateau;5. Requests the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Nahanni National Park
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7B.18 and 28 COM 15B.26, adopted at its 27th (Paris, 2003) and 28th (Suzhou, 2004) sessions respectively,3. Notes with great concern that the mining activities continue to have major adverse impacts on the integrity of the property;4. Regrets that little progress is made in relation to the requested stop of all mining activities in the World Heritage property;5. Requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission to assess the state of conservation of the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.18, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with concern the increasing human pressures on the Danube Delta and the resultant impacts on the World Heritage property;4. Encourages the States Parties of the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine to follow up on the shared vision generated at the trilateral conference held in Odessa in 2006 and to implement the activities agreed upon;5. Strongly encourages the three States Parties to develop and implement a Master Plan for the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Danube Delta
Country: Romania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.20, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with concern that the State Party report, received on 1 February 2006, repeats the report of 27 January 2005;4. Regrets that the State Party has failed to report the most recent information on the issues raised at the 29th session of the Committee or to respond to any of its decisions;5. Requests the State Party to invite a joint UNESCO/IUCN mission to assess the state of conservation and the factors affecting the Outstanding ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Commends the State Party for its prompt clarification of the status of the North Shore Road project;3. Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre and IUCN informed of the process to resolve the 1943 Agreement that calls for building a new road through the park as well as any important changes in the state of conservation of the property.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.122 and 29 COM 7B.22, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Notes the State Party's efforts in addressing key issues in the property;4. Requests the State Party to continue its efforts in addressing key issues in the property including its winter use;5. Also requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with an updated report by 1 February 2008 on the status of key conservation and management issues in the property ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.29, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Regrets that the report submitted by the State Party was not provided in one of the working languages of the Convention (English or French);4. Commends the State Party for having implemented a transparent process which led to the successful selection of a director for the Galapagos National Park Service, ending an extended period of instability;5. Commends international donors and development agencies for their continued commitment and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Galápagos Islands
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005);3. Thanks the State Party of Ecuador for having submitted the requested report on progress in the implementation of the management strategy and measures taken to ensure adequate levels of funding and staff for the management of the property;4. Commends the State Party for its continued efforts to improve the conservation and management of this World Heritage property;5. Welcomes the support of the National Environmental Fund of Ecuador, ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Sangay National Park
Country: Ecuador
Decision 30 COM 7B.31The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Urges the State Party to ensure that the Estrada do Colono Road is not re-opened, ensuring that local concerns are addressed in alternative manners; 4. Further urges the State Party to provide full support to the park authorities in carrying out their mandate and to ensure sustainable financing of the property especially relating to ongoing programmes with communities; 5. Reiterates its concern about the Lower ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B, 2. Commends the State Party for the implementation of a Supplementary Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement, and recent efforts to increase the protection of old growth forests adjacent to the World Heritage property, thus increasing the buffer zone in certain areas; 3. Notes the concerns expressed by NGOs in relation to the impacts of logging adjacent to the World Heritage property and the potential for this activity to compromise options for future extensions to the World Heritage property;4. Requests the State ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Tasmanian Wilderness
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document W3C-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.36 and 29 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Regrets that the report provided by the State Party of France did not address the situation of transboundary cooperation;4. Notes with concern that nine years after the inscription of the property, the issue of the relocation of the Festival de Gavarnie has still not been solved satisfactorily;5. Requests the State Party of France to permanently relocate the Festival de Gavarnie ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
Country: France Spain
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.37 and 29 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Notes the exceptional quality of the efforts between national authorities responsible for heritage conservation and the leadership of the monastic community to collaborate fruitfully and effectively to ensure the long term conservation of the property;4. Urges the World Heritage Centre, the State Party and competent authorities to fully implement all recommendations of the joint ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Mount Athos
Country: Greece
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.33, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party for the completion and adoption of the new Master Plan for the property to address key issues of its conservation and management;4. Also commends the State Party for its efforts to re-orient the priorities of the World Bank funded Vilcanota Valley Project to ensure its contribution to the development of a sustainable tourism programme for this area;5. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.14, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Thanks the State Party for having made substantial efforts, in conformity with Decision 29 COM 7A.14, with the view of the achievement of the management plan for Timbuktu;4. Thanks the State Party for having created a local steering committee for the conservation and management of the Old City of Timbuktu;5. Also thanks the State Party for the necessary collective actions undertaken for the elaboration of the management plan and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee;1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.38 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Thanks the State Party for having organised the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM mission, given the results of said mission; 4. Reiterates its invitation to the State Party to organise, in 2007, a meeting of representatives of funding institutions and the major partners within the international community active in Senegal, in order to harmonise the current and future interventions on the property;5. Invites the State Party ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Island of Saint-Louis
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.36, adopted during the 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Taking into account the pressure caused by development activities affecting the town of Djenné and the possible consequences to the property, as well as the lack of financial and technical resources, and competence within the Municipality of Djenné in the form of a qualified local authority who could be informed to threats to the property, 4. Requests the State Party to undertake all necessary measures to implement the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Old Towns of Djenné
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.34, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Requests the World Heritage Centre to continue its support of the Ethiopian Government to abide by the requirements of the World Heritage Convention in Aksum;4. Reiterates its request to the State Party, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, to submit an up-dated map and the management plan of the property indicating clearly the boundaries of the World Heritage core and buffer zones;5. Requests the State Party to invite a ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Aksum
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 21 COM VII.46, adopted at its 21st session (Naples, 1997),3. Referring to the mission reports of the World Heritage Centre, in July 2004 and March 2005, and to the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM Reactive Monitoring Mission of June 2006,4. Taking note of the State Party's decision to implement the European Union funded Project,5. Reiterates its request to the State Party to prepare a conservation project that ensures an integrated and reversible approach;6. Urges the State Party to ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.35, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for the successful efforts of the persons responsible locally of the conservation, who brought improvements in this field in the course of the last year, particularly the establishment of a well staffed World Heritage secretariat for Lamu;4. Invites the State Party to implement the principal recommendations of the Committee at its 28th and 29th sessions (management plan, buffer zone extension, improvement to ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Lamu Old Town
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Noting with great concern that the Island of Mozambique continues to be threatened by the serious degradation of its historical monuments, the lack of a detailed architectural survey, the lack of conservation, management and planning mechanism, capacity and sanitation problems,3. Further noting the results of the joint World Heritage Centre/African Development Bank (AfDB) mission for developing a sustainable development programme for the World Heritage property,4. Strongly encourages the State Party to appoint a ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Island of Mozambique
Country: Mozambique
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/03.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.37 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005)3. Notes with concern the potential negative impact of coastal and marine erosion on the Island of Gorée;4. Expresses its full support to the proposed project for the coastal rehabilitation of the Island of Gorée, with possible funding from the Qatar Foundation, and strongly encourages the State Party and the World Heritage Centre to take all the necessary actions towards its finalization and actual implementation;5. Requests the State ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Island of Gorée
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.39, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with thanks the partly completed Integrated Conservation Management Plan (ICMP) being developed for the property;4. Regrets that the recommendations of the 2004 ICOMOS/ICCROM/IUCN joint mission have not yet been fully implemented and that the State Party support necessary to ensure their fulfilment is, to date, still lacking;5. Strongly recommends that the State Party work closely with the Advisory Bodies and Robben Island ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Robben Island
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.6 and 29 COM 7B.43, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Takes note of the report of the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission which took place from 21-25 April 2006;4. Commends the State Party for having committed itself at the highest level to address the issues of concern expressed through the decisions of the Committee, particularly through the creation of local and inter-ministerial committees that guide action ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add and WHC-06/30.COM/ 7B.Add.2,2. Regrets that the State Party did not inform the World Heritage Committee, according to paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, of proposed developments within the World Heritage property;3. Requests the State Party to up-date the basic documentation on the property and to provide the details of proposed re-settlement of villagers and new developments as well as their visual and environmental impacts, including:a) Identification of the precise boundaries of the property and of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.45 and 29 COM 7B.47, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Takes note of the report of the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission which took place from 26 to 29 April 2006;4. Commends the State Party for having taken encouraging steps to address the concerns expressed by the Committee, particularly the clean-up and rehabilitation of the Mellah Quarter and partial restoration of the Atlantic wall;5. Notes that, although ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.44, adopted during its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),3. Notes with satisfaction the creation and the delimitation of the Safeguarded Sector of the M'Zab Valley by Executive Decree N° 05-209 dated 5 June 2005 and requests the State Party to transmit to the World Heritage Centre a copy of the Decree and the corresponding topographical maps or cadastral survey indicating the listed perimeter and its eventual buffer zone;4. Congratulates the State Party for the numerous actions carried ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: M'Zab Valley
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.26, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party on its commitment for the protection and conservation of the World Heritage property;4. Notes that priority has been given to the resolution of the main threats which are likely to affect the property (the North Star and causeway projects) and that a revision of the development plan of the northern coast of the country and a zoning plan aiming at controlling the height of the buildings in the areas surrounding ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
Country: Bahrain
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.42, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Also recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.47 adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), and particularly its request to:a) Designate Islamic Cairo as a Special Planning District, with buffer zones, in accordance with the provision of the Operational Guidelines, andb) Prepare a comprehensive Urban Plan for the Conservation and Development of the Old City, whereby the conservation of historic buildings would be accompanied by appropriate ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Cairo
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.41, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party on its commitment for the protection and conservation of the World Heritage Property;4. Notes that several unforeseen constraints led to delays in the elaboration and finalization of the management and conservation plans for the property;5. Recommends that the State Party concentrate its efforts on the implementation of priority measures, in close consultation with ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre. These ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29COM 7B.102, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party for the progress made in the establishment of the archaeological map of the property, the preparation of the decree for the new building code in the historic sectors of the city, the completion of the feasibility studies and impact assessment on the transformation of the commercial port into a tourist marina to be integrated within the second phase of the World Bank project; 4. Regrets however that the draft ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Tyre
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add,2. Recalling its Decision 28 COM 15B.49, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),3. Notes with satisfaction that a proposal for the delimitation of the World Heritage property, as well as of its buffer zones, has been prepared by the national authorities and that a first set of measures aiming at improving the conservation of the property and the awareness of the local populations have been proposed by the Department of Antiquities for implementation from 2006;4. Requests the State Party to provide the World ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.103, adopted during its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with satisfaction the determination of the Ministry for Culture to continue with the actions proposed in the framework of the pilot project "Safeguarding and Development of Four World Heritage Cities in Mauritania" for heritage conservation and sustainable development of the ancient cities and encourages the State Party to integrate these actions with all the ongoing reforms in support of the transformation of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.100 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party for the steps taken to retain the visual integrity of this important site;4. Regrets, however, that the recommendations of the expert mission of 2005 are not fully taken into account and requests that a detailed project description, including plans and information on materials to be used, be provided to the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS for study;5. Urges the State Party to present an up-dated management ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30 COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.46, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Regrets that the briefness of the information provided by the State Party does not allow assessment of the progress achieved with respect to the previous decisions and recommendations of the Committee;4. Further regrets that no mention is made of the finalization of the Management plan taking into account the recommendations of the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, nor of its official adoption;5. Urges the State Party to provide to the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.54, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party for its firm commitment and its actions taken regarding the demolition of the structures negatively affecting the outstanding universal value of the property;4. Notes with concern that the implementation of the demolition work is late as compared with the commitment and timetable set out by the State Party in its letter of 25 January 2006;5. Encourages the State Party, in consultation with the local ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29COM7B.55, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Endorses the recommendations of the reactive monitoring mission of November 2005 jointly undertaken by ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre; 4. Commends the State Party for its thorough and action-oriented response to the mission's recommendations as well as for the consultative measures being undertaken;5. Requests the State Party to implement the recommendations made by the reactive monitoring mission and particularly to:a) ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.57, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with concern the non-compliance with the standards of restoration and the resulting partial loss of authenticity occasioned by the large-scale restoration carried out on the Shahi-Zinda complex and the enlargement of the trunk road between the archaeological site of Afrasiab and the Timurid section of Samarkand;4. Also notes with concern the on-going urban planning scheme ("Project for the reconstruction of the central part ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures
Country: Uzbekistan
 The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add, 2. Expressing its deepest condolences to the State Party of Indonesia for the tragic loss of human lives caused by the recent earthquake that struck the Island of Java,3. Congratulates the State Party for the rapid response and the commitment shown for the safeguarding of the cultural heritage of the affected area, including the World Heritage site of Prambanan;4. Encourages the State Party to implement as soon as possible the urgent measures identified by the expert mission of June 2006 to reduce the risks ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Prambanan Temple Compounds
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Congratulates the State Party and the Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA) for their commitment in pursuing various actions regarding safeguarding and sustainable development, in cooperation with the international community; 3. Notes with satisfaction that the international community continues its commitment to the protection of Angkor even after the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger, through the implementation of a variety of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Angkor
Country: Cambodia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.56, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),3. Notes the positive achievements in the conservation and management of the property and particularly in adopting legal provisions for the protection of old villages and historic buildings in Suzhou and for the protection of historic setting of the property;4. Commends the State Party for its efforts to follow-up on the recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee in its decision 28 COM 15B.56 and encourages it to maintain and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.49, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party of China for its continued commitment to address the conservation concerns of the cultural heritage properties in Beijing and for providing an updated management plan for the Imperial Palace of Beijing;4. Notes with great concern, however, that current restoration works at the Imperial Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace in Beijing are carried out in a hasty manner, lack of documentary evidence ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.52, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Recognises the efforts and progress made by the State Party to respond to the requests made at the 29th session (Durban, 2005);4. Encourages the State Party to continue its efforts to adopt and implement the provisions of the management plan of April 2005 within the Bodhgaya Development Plan, if possible by 1 February 2007;5. Invites the State Party to request assistance from the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the national authorities for having cancelled the projects for major road developments, commercial complexes and a retail precinct in the vicinity of the World Heritage property, as well as for the significant improvements in the management of visitors within the core area of the property; 4. Requests the State Party not to implement the proposed commercial street development along the road on the northern edge of zone 2 of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Borobudur Temple Compounds
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 14B.28 adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),3. Commends the State Party for the preparation of the overall Preservation and management plan for the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range World Heritage Site, and for the three supplementary Prefectural Plans;4. Suggests that these Prefectural Plans could be complemented, in time, by benchmarks and indicators, in order to evaluate the effectiveness of these Plans over time.  ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.64 adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),3. Takes note of the information provided by the State party of Japan concerning the progress made in the elaboration of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the proposed execution of a highway through the northern Nara prefecture;4. Appreciates the efforts of the Government of Japan to clarify the nature of the traffic congestion which the new highway is meant to address, and to analyze the impacts of the tunnel building on the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.103, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Regrets that insufficient information on the state of conservation of the property has been provided by the State Party;4. Notes with great concern that the site has been included in the List of the 100 Most Endangered Sites of the World Monuments Watch in 2005, due to the significant decay of the property caused by the local climate conditions and the shift of the riverbed; 5. Requests the State Party to invite a joint World ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B, 2. Notes with concern the threats to the site caused by lack of an appropriate management system, continued deterioration of original wall structures, as well as inappropriate conservation measures which threaten the authenticity of the site; 3. Further notes, with regret, that despite the considerable efforts and the important international campaign funds provided to the site in the last 26 years, this World Heritage property is still lacking an appropriate management structure, conservation plan and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.62, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with concern that a management plan for the property based on the principles set out in the Operational Guidelines still needs to be prepared;4. Requests the State Party, with assistance from the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, to develop a comprehensive management plan, clearly based on the outstanding universal value of the property and specifically targeted at the situation in Shakhrisyabz;5. Also requests the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
Country: Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.58, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the significant efforts made by the State Party of Viet Nam towards the removal of the illegal constructions that negatively impact on the value of the World Heritage property;4. Notes with appreciation the positive steps undertaken by the State Party to implement the recommendations made by the Committee at its 29th session in 2005;5. Notes however that the full implementation of those recommendations requires further ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Complex of Hué Monuments
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.95 and 29 COM 7B.83, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Notes with great concern that the reports provided by the State Party do not respond to the requests made by the Committee at its 29th session;4. Urges the State Party to collaborate closely with the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre to elaborate detailed benchmarks (completion of restoration work on the Church of the Transfiguration; and the development and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Kizhi Pogost
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.80 and 29 COM 7B.70 adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Notes the continued efforts made by the national authorities, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and the district municipalities with specific projects including the European Capital of Culture 2010 initiative, the substantive inventory process of core areas of the World Heritage property at the Historic Peninsula as well as improving legal provisions;4. Endorses the detailed ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Areas of Istanbul
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.89, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with great concern that proposed new developments around the Tower of London and Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church World Heritage properties, appear not to respect the significance of either World Heritage property, their settings and related vistas;4. Regrets that the London Plan policies to protect the World Heritage property and its environment do not seem to be applied effectively, that ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Tower of London
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.27, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes the authorities' continuing efforts towards the improvement of the general situation of the site;4. Notes with satisfaction that the State Party expanded the area of Butrint National Park and thereupon the buffer zone of the World Heritage property and requests the State Party to submit the relevant documents including maps of the revised buffer zone of the World Heritage property in accordance with chapter III.I of the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Butrint
Country: Albania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.63, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the local authorities for initiating preparation of a management plan and a master plan for the World Heritage property, thus taking into account the World Heritage status in the urban planning processes;4. Notes with concern the potentially negative impact of the ongoing and new large-scale construction projects in the core and buffer zones of the World Heritage property on its outstanding universal value;5. Encourages the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling that the property was inscribed in 2004 for its outstanding universal value as a Cultural Landscape,3. Notes with great concern that the construction project of the "Waldschlösschen-Bridge" is located in the core area of the cultural landscape;4. Notes with satisfaction that the national authorities have commissioned a visual impact study, and the City of Dresden has suspended the construction project of the bridge until the discussions by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);5. ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Notes the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission undertaken from 2 to 7 February 2006 and the current efforts of the authorities to conserve this World Heritage property;3. Notes that the height of the new Mariinsky Theatre has been lowered by 10 metres;4. Requests the authorities to fully take into account the Vienna Memorandum on "World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture, Managing the Historic Urban Landscape" (2005) in the protection of the historic urban landscape;5. Endorses the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.69, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes that the State Party has designated a buffer zone;4. Notes with concern that the legal protection has not been significantly improved to ensure the conservation of the values and integrity of the World Heritage property;5. Urges the State Party to improve the legal protection of the property on the national level, as requested in Decision 29 COM 7B.69; 6. Requests the State Party to submit detailed maps presenting the boundaries ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.71, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes the progress made with legal protection, and encourages the State Party to follow up on the process with the definitive legal text concerning the buffer zone;4. Commends the State Party for clarifying the buffer zone protection on the western boundary of the property;5. Encourages the State Party to redefine the Camp de Claror Plateau from area 2 to area 1 within the zoning of the buffer zone;6. Requests the State Party to ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
Country: Andorra
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.73, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes with appreciation the decision by the Vienna authorities to stop the high-rise Kometgründe-Meidling project, as well as the results of the joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS mission in March 2006;4. Encourages the authorities to review the buffer-zone of the World Heritage property so as to enlarge the protected area and to prepare a comprehensive management plan for the property that takes into account the broader urban ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.49, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Stressing the role of UNESCO in providing guidance to States Parties on development projects on a regular basis, 4. Expresses its great concern about the inappropriate construction of a hotel in the vicinity of the property;5. Welcomes the report by the expert mission of June 2006 invited by the State Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina to find appropriate solutions to protect the values and the integrity of the property;6. Urges the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.101, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with great concern the State Party's letter of 27 January 2006, which appears to ignore the recommendations of the 2005 mission and the Committee's Decision;4. Requests the State Party to re-affirm its commitment to the removal of the theatre from the Summerhouse Garden and its replacement in the adjacent buffer zone site, and also to establish a firm schedule for the associated activities; 5. Further requests the State ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Centre of Český Krumlov
Country: Czechia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Notes that the State Party has taken the initiative to invite a mission to the property, and provided detailed information in reply to issues raised in the mission report including the project proposal for the Viru Hotel extension and the naval port;3. Encourages the national authorities to carefully review and revise the Viru Hotel project, taking into account the Vienna Memorandum on "World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture, Managing the Historic Urban Landscape" (2005), and requests the State ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
Country: Estonia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.66, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes the efforts made by the authorities to strengthen control on developments in the immediate environment of the Villa Saraceno;4. Requests the State Party to provide to the World Heritage Centre further clarification on how the proposed buffer zone planned near the Villa Saraceno would ensure the control of development processes and the integrity of the setting near the World Heritage property and encourages the State Party to ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.79, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes the positive efforts made by the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Vilnius during the last two years to strengthen the legal and regulatory framework for heritage conservation, specifically the steps undertaken to address the concerns expressed by the Committee with regard to the high-rise buildings constructed and planned in the vicinity of the historic centre of Vilnius and their visual impact on the World Heritage ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Vilnius Historic Centre
Country: Lithuania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.67, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the States Parties for their continued collaboration to complete the joint Lithuanian-Russian post-project Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the D-6 oil platform and to continue bilateral environmental monitoring;4. Notes that both States Parties have recognized the necessity of a bilateral agreement concerning co-operation in case of pollution accidents, pollution prevention/mitigation and compensation measures, and a ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Curonian Spit
Country: Lithuania Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.68, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for the preparatory work done to date on the management plan for the site and under the Stage II Oświęcim Strategic Government Programme;4. Regrets that the State Party was unable to provide the World Heritage Centre with the management plan by 1 February 2006, as requested in Decision 29 COM 7B.68, paragraph 5;5. Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with the management plan, ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)

Country: Poland
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.77 and 29 COM 7B.81, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Notes with satisfaction that significant work has been carried out to improve the state of conservation of the parks and palaces in the core zone of the World Heritage property and notes the efforts made by the State Party and the responsible authorities; 4. Requests the State Party to set up a clear management structure for the World Heritage site and to prepare an integrated ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Cultural Landscape of Sintra
Country: Portugal
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.103, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Encourages the State Party to seek specific international expertise in the conservation of major classical monuments and to keep the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS informed on its outcome.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.86, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Regrets that the State Party has not yet submitted the integrated management plan requested during the 28th and 29th sessions of the World Heritage Committee and also regrets that the State Party has not made progress in the last year as requested by the Committee to improve and implement specific legislation so as to ensure appropriate legal protection of the historic urban fabric and structure on a national level;4. Requests the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Old City of Salamanca
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 14B.49, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Commends the City Council on securing investment to construct a new Museum building;4. Notes with great concern that the new Museum building next to the Three Graces does not comply with the recommendation of the 28th session as it is designed to be dominant rather than recessive; and also notes that three additional new buildings are being planned on the waterfront, one of which could also be intrusive in architectural terms; 5. ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.93 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Strongly recommends closer institutional coordination among the different governmental departments in approving and supervising restoration and rehabilitation works in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo; 4. Encourages the adoption, and strict enforcement of the new law on monumental heritage; the adoption of the Integrated Revitalisation Plan and the implementation of the related actions proposed; and the adoption and full ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Colonial City of Santo Domingo
Country: Dominican Republic
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.90, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Also recalling the recommendations of the previous monitoring missions of 1999, 2003 and 2005,4. Urges the State Party not to proceed with the construction of the planned airport at Rio Amarillo Valley. The two ICOMOS missions of 2003 and 2005 based on visits to the sites and the environmental impact studies done by the Government of Honduras, as well as by independent organizations, have shown the negative impact that the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Maya Site of Copan
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B, 2. Recalling the results of the November 2002 ICOMOS mission findings and Decisions 27 COM 7B.95 and 29 COM 7B.103 adopted at its 27th (UNESCO, 2003) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively; 3. Congratulates the State Party for the results reached to present in regards to the Xochimilco project;4. Reminds the State Party that it is absolutely necessary to follow-up on these achievements (completion and implementation of the management plan and creation of a management unit); and that an inconclusive process ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B. 98, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for the actions taken to protect and preserve the World Heritage site of Chavin; 4. Urges the State Party to finalize the management plan for the property; 5. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2007, a progress report and a draft management plan for examination by the Committee at its 31th session in 2007. ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Chavin (Archaeological Site)
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.97 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Urges the State Party to finalise and implement the Disaster Preparedness Plan as soon as possible;4. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2007, a report on the progress made in the implementation of the Disaster Preparedness Plan for examination by the Committee at its 31st session in 2007.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B. 98, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party for the measures envisaged within the framework of the Plan for the Conservation and Protection of the Lines of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana as well as through the Emergency Plan elaborated by a Multi-sectorial Commission;4. Encourages the State Party to implement such measures as soon as possible with a view to ensure the conservation of the integrity of the World Heritage property;5. Recommends the State Party ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Palpa
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Welcomes the initiatives of States Parties for architectural competitions for new buildings in World Heritage properties where compatible with the Outstanding Universal Value, including in historic neighbourhoods in the spirit of the Vienna Memorandum on "World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture, Managing the Historic Urban Landscape" (2005) ; 2. Encourages the States Parties, in preparing the competition documents, to inform the Secretariat, seek comments from the Advisory Bodies and inform the Committee according to paragraph 172 of the Operational ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8A.Rev, Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of this document.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to the Qal'at al-Bahrain Archaeological Site as proposed by the Bahrain authorities. The name of the property becomes Qal'at al-Bahrain - Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun in English and Qal'at al- Bahreïn - ancien port et capitale de Dilmun in French.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
Country: Bahrain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to SGaang Gwaii (Anthony Island) as proposed by the Canadian authorities. The name of the property becomes SGang Gwaay in English and in French.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: SGang Gwaay
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to the Historic District of Québec as proposed by the Canadian authorities. The name of the property becomes Historic District of Old Québec in English and Arrondissement historique du Vieux-Québec in French.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic District of Old Québec
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to Cape Girolata, Cape Porto, Scandola Nature Reserve and the Piana Calanches in Corsica as proposed by the French authorities. The name of the property becomes Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve in English and Golfe de Porto : calanche de Piana, golfe de Girolata, réserve de Scandola in French. ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe as proposed by the French authorities. The name of the property becomes Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe in English and Abbatiale de Saint-Savin sur Gartempe in French.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to Decorated Grottoes of the Vézère Valley as proposed by the French authorities. The name of the property becomes Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley in English and Sites préhistoriques et grottes ornées de la vallée de la Vézère in French.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to Historic Centre of Avignon as proposed by the French authorities. The name of the property becomes the Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge in English and Centre historique d'Avignon : Palais des papes, ensemble Episcopal et Pont d'Avignon in French.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles as proposed by the French authorities. The name of the property becomes Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments in English and Arles, monuments romains et romans in French
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to Ohrid Region with its Cultural and Historical Aspect and its Natural Environment as proposed by the authorities of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The name of the property becomes the Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region in English and Patrimoine naturel et culturel de la région d'Ohrid in French.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region
Country: North Macedonia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to Røros as proposed by the Norwegian authorities. The name of the property becomes the Røros Mining Town in English and Ville minière de Røros in French.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Country: Norway
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to the Rock Drawings of Alta as proposed by the Norwegian authorities. The name of the property becomes the Rock Art of Alta in English and Art rupestre d'Alta in French.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Rock Art of Alta
Country: Norway
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B including the request of the Government of the Republic of Poland for amending the name of the site to the "Former Nazi German Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau" in order to promote adequate historical understanding of its creation; 2. Values the continuing endeavors of Poland to ensure the conservation of the site and the preservation of its authenticity in cooperation with the institutions and organizations concerned at the international level; 3. Recognizes the importance of the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)

Country: Poland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to Banská Štiavnica as proposed by the Slovak authorities. The name of the property becomes the Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity in English and Ville historique de Banská Štiavnica et les monuments techniques des environs in French.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity
Country: Slovakia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to Hattusha as proposed by the Turkish authorities. The name of the property becomes Hattusha: the Hittite Capital in English and Hattousa : la capitale hittite in French.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Hattusha: the Hittite Capital
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B,  2. Approves the proposed name change to Mesa Verde as proposed by the American authorities. The name of the property becomes the Mesa Verde National Park in English and Parc national de Mesa Verde in French.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Mesa Verde National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to Yellowstone as proposed by the American authorities. The name of the property becomes Yellowstone National Park in English and Parc national de Yellowstone in French.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to La Fortaleza and San Juan Historic Site in Puerto Rico as proposed by the American authorities. The name of the property becomes La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico in English and La Fortaleza et le site historique national de San Juan à Porto Rico in French.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to Chaco Culture National Historical Park as proposed by the American authorities. The name of the property becomes the Chaco Culture in English and La culture Chaco in French.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Chaco Culture
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, 2. Takes note that the following States Parties had requested that their nominations not be examined at the 30th session of the Committee in 2006: a) Tel Dan – The Triple Arched Gate (Israel) b) Baltic Klint (Estonia)c) Ancient Plovdiv (Bulgaria)d) Church of Agios Sozomenos, Galata and Church of Agios Mamas, Louvaras (Extension to the “Painted Churches in the Troodos Region”) (Cyprus) e) Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (Czech Republic) f) Site of Marvão (Portugal) g) Nyika National Park ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Painted Churches in the Troodos Region
Country: Bulgaria Cyprus Czechia Estonia Israel Malawi Portugal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.2, 2. Decides not to inscribe Toubkal, Morocco, on the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criteria; 3. Encourages the State Party to address the range of issues impacting on the integrity of Toubkal National Park, and take the following actions: a) Provide effective legal protection for Toubkal National Park, and other protected areas in Morocco; b) Reinforce Toubkal National Park's management capacity both in relation to human and financial resources; c) Implement suitable ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.2, 2. Inscribes the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuary - Wolong, Mt. Siguniang, and Jiajin Mountains, China, on the basis of natural criterion (iv): Criterion (iv): The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuary includes more than 30% of the world's population of giant Panda and constitutes the largest and most significant remaining contiguous area of panda habitat in the world. It is the most important source of giant panda for establishing the captive breeding population of the species. The property ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.2, 2. Defers the inscription of the Transborder Rainforest Heritage of Borneo, Indonesia and Malaysia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criterion (iv) as the transboundary property does not meet the required conditions of integrity at present; 3. Commends the States Parties of Indonesia and Malaysia for their efforts in promoting transboundary cooperation for the conservation and management of the Transborder Rainforest Heritage of Borneo; 4. Notes that the future ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Country: Indonesia Malaysia
 The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.2, 2. Defers examination of the nomination of the Hirkan Forests of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan, to the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criterion (iv), to allow the State Party to consider options for renominating the property as part of a transnational serial property with other Hirkanian forest areas in Iran;  1. Recommends that the State Party also consider the following issues relating to the integrity of the nominated property: a) Options for expanding the boundaries of the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Country: Azerbaijan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.2, 2. Recognizes the role of the global biological phenomenon of migratory species, including birds, butterflies, fishes and mammals and adopts the principle that the sites associated with these global phenomena be inscribed on the World Heritage List taking into account that the inscription of these sites have to be based on their sustainability to the continuance of these phenomena, their integrity and relevant criteria; 3. Recalls the many decisions concerning the outstanding universal ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Country: Israel
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.2, 2. Defers examination of the nomination of the Dinosaur Ichnite Sites of the Iberian Peninsula, Spain, to the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criterion (i), in view of the need for in-depth assessment and substantial revision of this nomination; 3. Recommends that, in reconsidering the potential to strengthen the possible case for outstanding universal value of the nomination, the State Party give particular attention to: a) A definition of a more focused conceptual ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.2, 2. Approves the extension of the High Coast, Sweden, to include the Kvarken Archipelago, Finland, on the basis of natural criterion (i): Criterion (i): The Kvarken Archipelago with its 5,600 islands and surrounding sea is of exceptional geological value for two main reasons. First, it is an area of rapid glacio-isostatic uplift with rates that are among the highest in the world. The uplift is ongoing and is associated with major changes in the water bodies in post glacial times. The ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
Country: Finland Sweden
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.2, 2. Inscribes the Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, Colombia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criteria (ii) and (iii): Criterion (ii): As the largest no-fishing zone in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, the Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary is a globally significant and largely pristine marine protected area with unaltered and non-threatened ecosystems, free of invasive species, that is essential to maintain and replenish the population of sharks, giant grouper and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary
Country: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B, WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1 and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.2, 2. Refers the nomination of the Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda, Gabon, under natural criterion back to the State Party in order to: a) Allow the State Party to provide a full and thorough global comparative analysis that demonstrates the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, considering other protected areas in Gabon and the region, and in relation to detailed inventories of fauna and flora, as available; b) Address the need for ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda
Country: Gabon
This nomination was withdrawn at the request of the concerned State Party. (Decision 30COM 8B.20)
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Country: Malawi
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Refers the nomination of the Ruins of Loropéni, Burkina Faso, back to the State Party in order to: a) Explore further the values and significance of the site through surveys and targeted excavations of the ruins and their hinterland, to establish the role and function of Loropéni and its association with trade across the Sahara and towards the West African coast; b) Gather existing research on Loropéni and ruins in the wider Lobi area to strengthen understanding of the relationship ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ruins of Loropéni
Country: Burkina Faso
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Inscribes the Stone Circles of Senegambia, Gambia and Senegal, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (iii): Criterion (i): The finely worked individual stones display precise and skilful stone working practices and contribute to the imposing order and grandeur of the overall stone circle complexes. Criterion (iii): The nominated stone circles, represent the wider megalithic zone, in which the survival of so many circles is a unique manifestation of construction ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Stone Circles of Senegambia
Country: Gambia (the) Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Inscribes Aapravasi Ghat, Mauritius, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (vi): Criterion (vi): Aapravasi Ghat, as the first site chosen by the British Government in 1834 for the ‘great experiment' in the use of indentured, rather than slave labour, is strongly associated with memories of almost half a million indentured labourers moving from India to Mauritius to work on sugar canes plantations or to be transshipped to other parts of the World. 3. Recommends that ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Aapravasi Ghat
Country: Mauritius
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Inscribes Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historical Town, Ethiopia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v): Criterion (ii): The historic town of Harar Jugol exhibits an important interchange of values of original Islamic culture, expressed in the social and cultural development of the city enclosed within the otherwise Christian region. Such influences have been merged with traditions that relate to the inland of Africa and particularly to southern ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Inscribes Chongoni Rock Art Area, Malawi, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (vi): Criterion (iii): The dense and extensive collection of rock art shelters reflects a remarkable persistence of cultural traditions over many centuries, connected to the role of rock art in women's initiations, in rain making and in funeral rites, particularly in the Chewa agricultural society. Criterion (vi): The strong association between the rock art images and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Chongoni Rock-Art Area
Country: Malawi
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Inscribes the Kondoa Rock Art Sites, United Republic of Tanzania, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (vi): Criterion (iii): The rock art sites at Kondoa are an exceptional testimony to the lives of hunter-gathers and agriculturalists who have lived in the area over several millennia, and reflect a unique variation of hunter-gather art from southern and central Africa and a unique form of agro-pastoralist paintings. Criterion (vi): Some of the rock art sites ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Kondoa Rock-Art Sites
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Inscribes the Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman, Oman, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (v): Criterion (v): The collection of Aflaj irrigation systems represents some 3,000 still functioning systems in Oman. Ancient engineering technologies demonstrate long standing, sustainable use of water resources for the cultivation of palms and other produce in extremely arid desert lands. Such systems reflect the former total dependence of communities on this irrigation and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Inscribes the Crac des Chevaliers and Qal'at Salah El-Din, Syrian Arab Republic, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The crusader castles represent a significant development in the fortification systems, which substantially deferred from the European rather more passive defense systems, and which also contributed to the development of the castles in the Levant. Within the castles that have survived in the Near East from the Crusader ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Inscribes Yin Xu, China, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii), (iv) and (vi): Criterion (ii): Yin Xu, capital of the Late Shang dynasty exhibits an exchange of important influences and the highest level of development in China's ancient bronze culture, including the system of writing. Criterion (iii): The cultural remains at Yin Xu provide exceptional evidence to cultural traditions in Late Shang Period, and are testimony to many scientific and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Yin Xu
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Refers the nomination of the River island of Majuli in midstream Brahmaputra River in Assam, India, back to the State Party in order to: a) Assemble more information on the Sattras remaining on the island and on the way they have influenced and continue to influence landscape patterns and the overall interaction between people and nature in Majuli and further a field; b) Create an inventory of architecture and spatial patterns in the landscape associated with the Sattras and their ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Inscribes Bisotun, Islamic Republic of Iran, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii): Criterion (ii): The monument created by Darius I The Great in Bisotun in 521 BC is an outstanding testimony to the important interchange of human values on the development monumental art and writing. The symbolic representation of the Achaemenid king in relation to his enemy reflects traditions in monumental bas-reliefs that date from ancient Egypt and the Middle East, and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Bisotun
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Noting the information provided by the UNESCO mission in June 2006 and in particular the updated proposal submitted by the State Party for the modification to the boundaries; 3. Considers that this updated proposal for the modification to the boundaries of the seven monument zones of the property reflects the remaining outstanding universal value justified for criteria (iii)(iv)(vi) from the time of its inscription; 4. Approves the proposed modification to the boundaries of the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
Country: Nepal
This nomination was withdrawn at the request of the concerned State Party (Decision 30 COM 8B.20).
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Country: Czechia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Refers the nomination of The Causses and the Cévennes, France, back to the State Party.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Inscribes the Old Town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof, Germany, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii),(iii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The architecture of Regensburg represents the city's role as a medieval trading centre and its influence in the region north of the Alps. Regensburg was an important transition point on continental trade routes to Italy, Bohemia, Russia and Byzantium. It also had multiple connections with the transcontinental Silk Roads. As such, ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Inscribes Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli, Italy, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The ensemble of the Strade Nuove and the related palaces exhibit an important interchange of values on the development of architecture and town planning, in the 16th and 17th centuries. Through the architectural treatises of the time, these examples were publicized making the Strade Nuove and the late-Renaissance palaces ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Inscribes the Centennial Hall in Wroclaw, Poland, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii) and (iv):Criterion (i): The Centennial Hall of Wroclaw is a creative and innovative example in the development of construction technology in large reinforced concrete structures. The Centennial Hall occupies a key position in the evolution of methods of reinforcement in architecture, and one of the climax points in the history of the use of metal in structural ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Centennial Hall in Wrocław
Country: Poland
This nomination was withdrawn at the request of the concerned State Party (Decision 30 COM 8B.20).
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Country: Portugal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Inscribes the Vizcaya Bridge, Spain, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (ii): Criterion (i): The Vizcaya Bridge is a dramatic and aesthetically pleasing addition to the river estuary and an exceptional expression of technical creativity, reflecting an entirely satisfactory relationship between form and function. Criterion (ii): Vizcaya Bridge, through the development of the hanging transporter mechanism and its fusion of iron working technology with new steel ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Vizcaya Bridge
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Inscribes the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape, United Kingdom, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The development of industrialised mining in Cornwall and West Devon between 1700 and 1914, and particularly the innovative use of the beam engine, led to the evolution of an industrialised society manifest in the transformation of the landscape through the creation of new towns and villages, smallholdings, railways, canals, ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Defers the examination of the extension of the City of Graz - Historic Centre to include Schloss Eggenberg, Austria, on the World Heritage List to allow the State Party to improve the management system and relevant plans for the whole property in question and in order to reinforce the link between the Castle and the City.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Approves the extension of the Dečani Monastery to include the Patriarchate of Peć Monastery, Gračanica Monastery and the Church of the Virgin of Ljeviša, Serbia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The Patriarchate of Peć Monastery, the Gračanica Monastery and the Church of the Virgin of Ljeviša played a decisive role in the development of ecclesiastical building and mural painting in the Balkans between the 14th to the 16th ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Country: Serbia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, and recalling Decision 30 COM 8B.53 on the extension of the Dečani Monastery to include the Patriarchate of Peć Monastery, Gračanica Monastery and the Church of the Virgin of Ljeviša, Serbia, 2. Notes, in compliance with Article 11.4 of the Convention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and Operational Guidelines, paragraph 179, and in conformity with Decision 29 COM 7C, a) The need for a legal status for the protection of the property; b) The lack of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Country: Serbia
This nomination was withdrawn at the request of the concerned State Party (Decision 30 COM 8B.20).
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Defers the examination of the nomination of the Incallajta: the fundamental rock of the Inca power in the Collasuyo, Bolivia, on the World Heritage List to allow the State Party to: a) Continue with its research to establish the wider significances of Incallajta in relation to Inca routes and other parts of the Inca Empire, b) Determine whether or not the site was the fundamental rock of Inca power in the Collasuyo, c) Evaluate the appropriateness to integrate Incallajta into the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.1, 2. Inscribes the Sewell Mining Town, Chile, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (ii): Criterion (ii): Sewell town in its hostile environment is an outstanding example of the global phenomena of company towns, established in remote parts of the world through a fusion of local labour with resources from already industrialised nations, to mine and process high value copper. The town contributed to the global spread of large-scale mining technology. 3. Recommends that, ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Sewell Mining Town
Country: Chile